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  • mark anderson

    January 12, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    In marquee, i can play with the lights and get a nice glow to happen, but what i don’t understand is how i can get a base light on the words to start with and then throw a highlight across those words. Even if i center my main light, there is still fall off, or it is too shaded to be readable.

    any help appreciated.


  • Michael Thomson

    January 22, 2007 at 1:49 pm


    Add two lights, one a global* light far away from the text, but enough to illuminate it without a fade off to one side, then make the second light a spot. Animate the spot accross the text and make the colour different to the global light or else it wont show i.e. make the ambient/global light white and the spot a shade of yellow etc.

    *sorry i can’t remember the exact name of the light, but its the global or ambient light something like that.


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